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Green Gold: Our Love Affair with Olive Oil

52:37 | Dec 5th, 2017

2 recommendations
Olive oil is not what you think it is. According to Tom Mueller, author of Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil, an olive is a stone fruit like a plum or cherry—meaning that ...Show More


mm recommended:Mar 15th

Did you know that the extra virgin olive oil we consume is probably rancid oil? 🤢 Also that part where they giggle themselves silly with the vibrator in the tree 😝

rmmiller364Mar 15th

@mm one of the many perks of living in California: the olive oil is some of the best in the world!

mmMar 15th

@rmmiller364 I need to keep that in mind when I can visit next!

rmmiller364Mar 15th

@mm I think they mention this in the episode (I listened to this one a long time ago), but it taught me to always look for the “California Olive Oil Council” logo when I’m buying domestic olive oil. Their standards are just as high as the EU’s standards for quality olive oil.

epekilis recommended:Mar 11th

I first learned of EVOO mislabelling on an episode of The Splendid Table but this one dives deep into the topic.